Riyad Mahrez Interested In Barcelona Move Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has made a move to Barcelona a priority for him this summer. ...
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has made a move to Barcelona a priority for him this summer.
The Algerian star was on the radar of the Catalan Giants last summer after an incredible season that saw him win the Premier League and PFA PoTY award.
Barcelona made an attempt for the winger but where rebuffed by the Foxes who were able to keep their star player on a deal that is to run till 2020.
However, recent reports suggest Barcelona have come back again in the hunt for the player and Mahrez is unwilling to let the opportunity to join Barcelona slip by again.
With their struggles this season, it would be a difficult ask for Leicester City to hold on to the Algerian if Barcelona come calling again.
Real Madrid To Land Eden Hazard
Real Madrid have set their eyes on Eden Hazard and reports suggest the club is willing to go the lengths to make sure they capture the Belgian player in the summer.
Zinedine Zidane is said to have earmarked the Belgium international as a key target at the Bernabeu this summer. Madrid are willing to offer James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata in part-exchange for the player who they believe would be interested in a move in the summer.
But the deal is said to hit stumbling block after Chelsea opened talks with the player.
Hazard, who has three years left on his contract, has been approached by Chelsea who are offering the player an improved contract.
Club owner Roman Abrahimovic is said to be a personal fan of the player and would want to make it difficult for Real Madrid to prize their star player come summer.
Hazard has scored 11 goals and contributed four assists as the club close in on a Premier League title.
In Other News
Manchester United are close to signing Atletico Madrid's France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, with a potential transfer fee of £86m. (Manchester Evening News)
Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, who cost them £30m in the summer. (L'Equipe - in French)
Manchester City are prepared to spend around £40m to sign 20-year-old France winger Kingsley Coman after his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich from Juventus ends. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool will join Merseyside rivals Everton in pursuit of Burnley centre-back Michael Keane after the 24-year-old's impressive England debut against Germany. (Daily Mail)
Recently recalled England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, wants to quit Sunderland to return to former side West Ham, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright. (Sun)
Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is set to be offered a return to management with Serie A strugglers Palermo. Italian Ranieri would be Palermo's fifth manager of the season if he replaces Diego Lopez. (Corriere dello Sport, via Marca)
Arsenal will compete with north London rivals Tottenham to sign Schalke's Leon Goretzka after the 22-year-old Germany midfielder turned down a new contract. (Daily Mirror)
Barcelona forward Neymar says his Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho would "totally fit" in with the La Liga side's style of play, as the Spanish champions step up their interest in the 24-year-old Liverpool midfielder. (Daily Mail)
West Ham will offer 28-year-old New Zealand centre-back Winston Reid a new contract worth about £70,000 a week at the end of the season. (Sun)
Young British players are not being challenged enough or developed in the right way, says Belgium and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez. (Telegraph)
Alex Neil, who was recently sacked by Norwich, says he has no interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. (Talksport)
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. (RMC, via L'Equipe - in French)
Barcelona have held talks with out-of-favour Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 24, about a dramatic move this summer. (Diario Gol, via Daily Express)
Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj says he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 22-year-old Belgium international is on loan at Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)
Manchester City will make a world record £130m bid for AC Milan's 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)
Everton are in talks to sign 15-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson and will have to pay up to £1m for the England under-16 international.(Telegraph)
Bournemouth's players and staff have made the most of the international break, taking each other on in a go-karting session as part of a warm-weather training camp in Dubai. (Daily Mail)